Coaching

Academic Coaching

Danielle is a very knowledgeable and extremely supportive academic coach. Working as a lecturer/associate lecturer and previously a PhD candidate in several well regarded higher education settings Danielle has spent considerable time mentoring early career academics and PhD students, arranging regular writing clinics and delivering seminars. She is now able to offer a highly recommended coaching service for those at a crossroads in their academic journey perhaps unclear of whether an academic path is right for them or those seeking support in managing demanding workloads. Common questions include: Do I stay in academia? How do I publish and manage my teaching? Do I quit my PhD? Is it worth doing a professional doctorate? How do I move from teaching into Research? I don’t feel motivated to write!

Within academic coaching Danielle offers two distinct services; decision focused and motivational coaching.

Decision Focused Coaching

Decision Focused Coaching deals with questions such as Do I stay in academia? Do I quit my PhD? Is it worth doing a professional doctorate? This service is impartial and completely confidential; the focus is upon understanding and mapping your situation in order to provide the most appropriate advice. It is a thorough approach that will deeply explore your current circumstances; many report this part of the session to be extremely helpful in itself, often uncovering options that had not been previously thought of. Once a detailed overview of the situation has been gained Danielle will reflect with you upon the potential for the different options available, supporting you to make and plan choices that are right for you. All sessions are followed with a personalized plan for how to move forward.

Motivational coaching

Motivational coaching deals with questions such as How do I move from teaching into Research? How do I publish with this workload? How do I complete my PhD on time? I don’t feel motivated to write! This service is impartial and completely confidential; the focus is upon exploring your current situation, identifying blocks, opportunities and potential areas for change. Once your situation has been explored and challenges carefully considered we focus upon how to move forward. Many people find this process extremely helpful in acknowledging the challenges experienced, a necessary part of creating energy and motivation to move forward.

All sessions are followed with a personalised step by step plan for how to achieve the identified goals, a follow up package is also offered that includes a deadline checking service that will support you to stay on track and a goal review session at the end of the follow up period.

If you are interested in this service please feel free to contact Danielle for further information.